|30 December 2019
Prehistoric pottery and bones found in Thailand
A local official, villagers and a Fine Arts Department volunteer stumbled on human bones and ancient pottery fragments while exploring a cave in Khao Ban Pak Chong, a large limestone mountain in Krabi province (Southern Thailand).
Wirasak Ariadkaew, assistant secretary of the Ao Luek district and volunteer Niwat Wattanayommanaporn inspected the cave with villagers. The survey found a lot of pottery fragments with rope pattern, grafted red or with a black polished surface. Three-legged pot scraps, including bone fragments and human molars were also found.
Niwat said their preliminary findings revealed many three-legged pots, comparable to those found in Ao Luek dating back to around 3,000 to 5,000 BCE. The traces found there seemed to connect the area with ancient sites found previously. "Ancient people were living here. The cave connected to another site in Surat Thani," the archaeoogists said,
Edited from The Nation Thailand
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